Who is Miranda Cosgrove?
Born as Miranda Taylor Cosgrove on the 14th May 1993. in Los Angeles, California USA, she is an award-winning actress, singer and songwriter, perhaps best known to the world as Carly in the Nickelodeon’s series “iCarly” (2007-2012), and also as Megan Parker in another Nickelodeon’s series – “Drake & Josh” – aired from 2004 until 2007, among many other roles.
Early Life, Parents, and Education
Miranda, of Irish, English, and French ancestry, is an only child, born to Tom and his wife Chris. She was discovered at the tender age of three by a talent agent, when she sang and danced during the family visit to the Los Angeles restaurant Taste of L.A. This early experience led to her appearing in commercials for Mello Yello, McDonald’s and other popular brands. As her career continued, Miranda decided not to go to school, but instead was home-schooled, and once through with high school education, she received offers from New York University and the University of Southern California. She ultimately chose USC, and majored in theater and writing.
One of Miranda’s first appearances on screen was as five-year-old Lana Lang in the highly-acclaimed TV series “Smallville” in 2001. Two years later, she portrayed Summer Hathaway in the comedy film “School of Rock”, starring Jack Black, Mike White and Joan Cusack, before in 2004 being chosen for her first recurring role, as Megan Parker in the comedy TV series “Drake & Josh”, which turned out to be her first breakthrough role. She played Megan for the next three years, and during this time also appeared in several other successful roles, such as in “Yours, Mine & Ours” in 2005, and “Keeping Up with the Steins” (2006).
— Miranda Cosgrove (@MirandaCosgrove) March 18, 2016
Rise to Prominence
It was in 2007 that Miranda became popular all over the world, as she was chosen for the part of Carly Shay in the TV series “iCarly”, starring next to Jerry Trainor and Jennette McCurdy. She featured in all 96 episodes of the popular series, which certainly increased her wealth, since she was receiving around $20,000 per episode. “iCarly” became extremely popular over the years, which resulted in the television film “iCarly: iGo to Japan” (2008), and a couple of video games “iCarly” in 2009, and in 2010 “iCarly: Join the Click”. Miranda was enjoying her fame as new roles came quite easily; she portrayed Hannah Willson in the film “The Wild Stallion” in 2009, while she also undertook voice acting, as Margo in the animated films “Despicable Me”, and later its sequel “Despicable Me 2” and “Despicable Me 3”.
Following the end of “iCarly” in 2013, Miranda continued her acting career and secured the part of Rose Halshford in the thriller film “The Intruders” in 2015, while in 2016 she started portraying Shea Moore in the TV comedy series “Crowded”. In recent years, Miranda played Casey in the unsold pilot of the series “Spaced Out” in 2017 and was the narrator of the television film “History of Them” in 2018.
An Accomplished Musician
In addition to acting, Miranda is also a singer; she has released one full-length studio album, “Sparks Fly” (2010), but had launched her musical career in 2007 with the theme song for “iCarly”, entitled “Leave It All to Me”. However, since 2011 and her EP “High Maintenance”, Miranda hasn’t released any new material.
Miranda Cosgrove Awards
Since launching her acting career, Miranda has secured several successful roles, primarily as Carly Shay. For that particular role, Miranda earned several nominations and awards, including the Young Artist Award in the category for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress. Miranda is also the recipient of the Blimp Award given by Kid’s Choice Awards, in the category for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie for her work on “Despicable Me 2”.
Do You Know How Rich Miranda Cosgrove is?
Have you ever wondered how rich Miranda Cosgrove is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Cosgrove’s net worth is as high as $10 million. Some of her most lucrative projects include the “School of Rock”, which grossed over $130 million at the box office, while her salary for “iCarly” was also quite beneficial.
Do You Know About Miranda Cosgrove’s Personal Life, Dating, Boyfriend
When it comes to her personal life, Miranda is one of those celebrities that share almost every detail of their personal lives. She is currently single and entirely focused on her acting career. However, in the past she was in the headline when she started dating actor James Maslow in 2007, and later Nat Wolf, a songwriter, with whom she was together between 2009 to 2011.
Miranda, aside from her professional work, also finds time for philanthropy; she is a volunteer at a number of hospitals, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, and is also a part of the Education Through Music, charitable organization. To speak further of her endeavors, Miranda is a national spokesperson for Light the Night Walk, an organization that creates awareness of blood cancer and leukemia.
Is Miranda Cosgrove on Social Media?
Miranda has managed to expand her popularity from film and television to social media, and can be found on such social networks, sharing details from her career, and personal life. Her official Facebook page has over 14 million fans, while Instagram and Twitter have around 7.5 million each. So, if you aren’t already a fan of this successful actress and singer, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you, just skip over to her official pages.